Pelican Valley Senior Living
211 E. Mill Ave.
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
(218) 863-2991

Meet our Team

Meet our Leadership Team

Tyler Ahlf
Executive Director
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Tyler was born and raised in Menahga, MN and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead where he graduated in Healthcare Administration with an emphasis in Hospitals and Long-Term Care. During his time at Concordia College, he played football for four years and participated in the Student Healthcare Management Association. Tyler has worked in long-term care and assisted living for the past 7 years managing a skilled nursing facility and as the Executive Director for a community with multiple locations. He currently lives in West Fargo, ND with his wife and son. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, exercising, golfing, and going to the lake. Tyler joined Pelican Valley Senior Living in 2019.

Jordyn Brinkman , RN
Director of Nursing
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Jordyn joined Pelican Valley officially in 2020. She did nurse consulting work for Pelican Valley through the management company Knute Nelson prior to joining the team. Jordyn lives in Alexandria with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping and riding her horses.

Alicia Peterson
Business Office Manager
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In 2021, Alicia joined Pelican Valley as the Business Office Manager.

Jennifer Berube
Social Services Designee
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Jennifer has been a part of the Pelican Valley team since 2020.

Josh Steeves
Maintenance Director
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Josh has been a part of the Pelican Valley team since 2021. He is also a proud member of the Pelican Rapids Fire Department. Josh lives in Pelican Rapids with his wife and son.

Chris Friday
Dining Services Director
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Chris joined Pelican Valley’s team in 2020.

Cassie Heaton
Human Resources Supervisor
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Cassie joined Pelican Valley’s team in 2013 as a Business Office Assistant then transitioned into her Human Resources Coordinator role in 2016. She grew up in the country between Rothsay and Pelican Rapids. Cassie has an Associate’s degree in Financial and Credit Services from M State in Moorhead and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from MSUM in Moorhead.  In her free time, Cassie enjoys spending time with family, being at the lake, hunting and cooking.  She lives in Pelican Rapids with her husband, son and daughter.



Mel Farber, RN
Director of Clinical Care
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Anna Ostermann, RN, BSN
Home Care RN
Anna has been with Pelican Valley since 2015. She went to The University of Mary in Bismarck where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  Anna worked in Fargo at a hospital for 10 years before moving back to Pelican Rapids. Anna lives in the country with her husband and 3 boys.

Madison O’Keefe, RN
RN Case Manager – Riverfront Manor
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Renee Evenson
Riverfront Manor Housing Coordinator
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Renee joined Pelican Valley in 2014. She started school in Pelican Rapids and has lived here ever since. Renee likes to keep active and be involved with community events. Her careers have been in the restaurant business, 15 years of home daycare, and numerous years at Pelican Drug. With her husband Paul, they raised four children and are now enjoying six grandchildren. Renee enjoys music, traveling, and golfing. She also loves to host parties and events and can’t get enough hours of fun at Lake Lida!

Curt Cardwell
Maintenance Director
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Curt worked as a dairy farmer for much of his life. He has a degree in heating and air conditioning from Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Moorhead, MN. Prior to joining Pelican Valley, Curt worked at West Central Turkeys. Curt has been with Pelican Valley since 2013.

Angela Getz
Riverfront on Main Housing Coordinator

Angie has been bringing fun and laughter to our tenants since 2015. She went to Willmar Technical College for Retail Merchandising. She worked in retail for three years then spent some time working in home health. Angie worked at Nelson Gables in Alexandria as a Resident Assistant for ten years before moving to Pelican Rapids. Prior to joining Pelican Valley, Angie also worked as a paraprofessional at the Detroit Lakes High School. When she’s not at work, Angie enjoys shopping and doing anything with her family.

Madison Kosen
Sales/Marketing Manager
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